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Where Have All the Seminars Gone?

Every year in the last quarter of the old year/first quarter of the new year, I receive invitations from banks and brokerage firms to seminars about where the economy is headed. This has happened through COVID, virtually of course, as…

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Russia, Hero of the Green Revolution

GreenPrint commissioned an interesting survey that says 64% of Americans are willing to pay more for sustainable products. “Willing to pay more” (amount unspecified) is one thing, but how does this fit with current increases in energy prices? A side…

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PJ O’Rourke Dies at Age 74

PJ O'Rourke died recently at the age of 74. I was not a follower of his, but he may be like Elvis and become more famous after death. Born in Ohio, O'Rourke grew long hair and assumed a hippie demeanor.…

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No Bonfire of the Vanities in Sherwood Forest?

Fall 2021 One of my favorite books is Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire of the Vanities. Sherman McCoy, the protagonist, is an investment banker who self identifies as a “Master of the Universe”. Residing in a Park Avenue apartment with 12-foot ceilings…

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Leadership Lessons at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Lee Tabas of TABASFUNDING will be facilitating a Leadership Lessons seminar for the Free Library of Philadelphia. Mr. Tabas previously facilitated a Leadership Lessons Program at Philadelphia University (now Jefferson University) for MBA students.  The Free Library will be a video…

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New York City Visit

Nancy and I wanted to reward ourselves - we received both of our COVID shots, so we planned an overnight in New York City.  The secondary purpose of our visit was to see how the city looked.  We had not…

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The Future of Work

COVID-19 has accelerated some trends. One is the move away from in-person purchases, favoring delivery. I don’t like it; I try to buy from stores as much as I can, but it is pretty clear that the future of retail…

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